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Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day
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Copyright: Robert Shannon Sr (eqshannon) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2458 W: 216 N: 10292] (31141)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-07
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Full of tenderness / Pleine de tendresse [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-05-07 14:47
Viewed: 3187
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Of all days to feel good and want to go for a long ride...the first long ride in months...and what a treat it was all day...and at the very end..we came upon these symbolic creatures of Mothers Day. This is the first time I have seen the babies in my life...I also got some superior video....I will post it in a day or two....but even though it is 3 days till official Mothers Day..I decided not to wait..I was too excited!

Canon HG10 19:9 Movie Mode
Captured Still 1/100th
Hand Held out the car open window

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Hi Bob !

A very nice catch.
I love their colors and excellent contrast.
Have a nice evening,

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2009-05-07 16:06]

Hi Bob,

What a nice picture for Mother's Day. This Canadian Goose family reminds me of the Quails here who are always seen out walking with their little ones. The babies are so small and cute and the parents are beautiful.


Nice that you gotta go outdoors, Bob!
Am too busy to do that right now or in the near future.
I really like this shot!Its so beautiful, I see my Mom, my sister and me here in this shot!
I wonder...
Thanks for your kind words...Yes I respect my sister a lot, my Mom was a working woman, it was my sister who taught me to tie my shoe laces (she's 2 years my elder), she was the one who corrected my mirror image alphabet...And to see her so helpless and suffering so, it pains, pains a lot.
THanks once again,

Hello Bob,
Beautiful family composition on symbolic creatures of Mothers Day. I do agree that it's rare to see them with babies of this age! TFS

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-05-07 21:16]

Hi Bob.
I love this species despite I have seen them only once. Pictures scene is nice and touching. Goose family is looked perfectly at this cute surroundings with old and fresh grass and ploughed up field. TFS and my kind wishes.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-05-07 22:05]

Hello Bob, great image of this duck family with nice composition. Wonderful celebration.
TFS and G's,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-05-07 22:11]

A Happy Mother's Day to Jane too Bob!
A fine capture of a pair of Canada Geese and their goslings, taken with fine quality considering this is a still from your video. Technology moves in strange ways: you can use SLR's to take films and video cams to make stills!
Thanks and have a good day both of you!

Hi Bob, what a lovely capture of this pretty family and nice celebration for the Mother's day. You are very centleman MF!
TFS this.
All the best!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2009-05-08 5:40]

Hi Bob
Excellent composition ,you are doing great whit that HG10.Good POV and beautiful image.Before opening your image I did not see the little one.
TFS Michel

hello Bob

excellent photo done with your Canon video camera,
fine POV, lovely and alert pose of the parents,
i have a special theme for this kind of baby/parent bird/animals,
i will add you photo to my theme, TFS


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2009-05-08 7:25]

OH! Oh! Oh! the little chicks, little ducklings walking in the field, lucky you! There is something to get excited here Bob. They are so cute, I want more!!! ;-) Motherhood is a full time job, we can celebrate the Mothers of this world any time, even three days ahead. Thanks to you!


Hi Bob,

The point of view is allowing us to see the details and colors of the canadian geese. The picture is clear and sharp. The vegetation is framing well the water. The light is well managed and is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-05-08 8:05]

Nice capture Bob,
What a fitting image for Mothers day, a family together enjoying the day!! It won't take long though before those young ones will be all grown up with babies of their own.

Ciao Bob, great composition with lovely couple, good details and splendid sharpness, wonderful light and colors, very well done, brava, ciao Silvio

Our guests are still "brooding". It's far too cold here. The eggs have been laid.... another 2 weeks or so and we will see the "mothers" parade the chicks.
Best regards,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-05-10 10:56]

Hello Bob,
very nice shot of this canadian goose familie sand her your young. Good colour, detail and exposure. TFS.
Best regards Siggi

A vibrating style of celebration in Mother's Day. Thanks.
Last Saturday I shown your landscapes to my students.They were very much thrilled after watching your pictures.

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